Psychologist says to stop focusing on perceived “problems” and what is "wrong" with you in order to be happy

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Shift the focus from “fixing” yourself to creating the life you desire, says co-author of Advanced Pragmatic Psychology, Susanna Mittermaier

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There is nothing “wrong” with you that needs to be fixed in order to find happiness, says author of Advanced Pragmatic Psychology, Susanna Mittermaier.

With a recent, alarming study from the University of Chicago finding that just 14% of Americans consider themselves to be “very happy”, it is clear that happiness feels out of reach for many.

Psychology used to be the art of “knowing”, but has turned into the study of behaviour and right versus wrong, says Mittermaier. “Pragmatic Psychology is about empowering you to know that you already know what is right for you and about creating a life that works for you” she says.

However, the solution to finding this supposedly elusive happiness is not to “fix” what we believe to be wrong with us, says Mittermaier. With the release of her new book Advanced Pragmatic Psychology, co-authored with Access Consciousness co-founder Gary Douglas, Mittermaier hopes to invite readers to discover what is true for them when it comes to creating the life they want, instead of “buying into” what is being presented to them by the world.

“Traditional psychology somehow evolved into a need to determine what we have to change about ourselves in order to be happy and create a life of joy. But what if you aren’t the ‘problem’ - and you just need different tools to navigate the world and create a life that brings you joy!” she says.


About the authors

Susanna Mittermaier
Susanna is a psychologist educated at the University of Lund in Sweden. Early in her career she began to search for something that could work even better than traditional psychology, and she came in contact with Access Consciousness, a worldwide movement with pragmatic tools that change thousands of lives every day. Now she gives keynote speeches at neurological and psychiatric conferences worldwide and teaches workshops.

Gary Douglas
Gary Douglas is an internationally-recognized thought leader, bestselling author, business innovator and founder of Access Consciousness®, a set of simple-yet-profound tools currently transforming lives in 176 countries. He is renowned for his unique insights on love, relationships, money, business, aging, leadership and emotional freedom.

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